Real Estate in Greater Houston
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    3127 Aspen Hollow Lane

    Sugar Land, TX

    • 5 Beds
    • 3 Baths
    • 3268 sq ft
    • $2,175

    3127 Aspen Hollow Lane

    Sugar Land, TX

    • 5 Beds
    • 3 Baths
    • 3268 sq ft
    • $304,000

    1411 Horseshoe Drive

    Sugar Land, TX

    • Beds
    • 0 Baths
    • 0 sq ft
    • $1,100,000

    1114 King Street

    Sugar Land, TX

    • 4 Beds
    • 4 Baths
    • 3152 sq ft
    • $850,000

    111 Grace Point

    Sugar Land, TX

    • 3 Beds
    • 4 Baths
    • 3697 sq ft
    • $749,000

    802 Sugar Creek Boulevard

    Sugar Land, TX

    • Beds
    • 0 Baths
    • 0 sq ft
    • $899,000

    1243 Sugar Creek Boulevard

    Sugar Land, TX

    • 4 Beds
    • 7 Baths
    • 7491 sq ft
    • $1,995,000

    4703 Bellwood Springs

    Sugar Land, TX

    • 2 Beds
    • 2 Baths
    • 2145 sq ft
    • $498,888

    119 Grace Point

    Sugar Land, TX

    • 3 Beds
    • 4 Baths
    • 3697 sq ft
    • $729,468

    108 Crabb River Road

    Sugar Land, TX

    • Beds
    • 0 Baths
    • 0 sq ft
    • $1,250,000
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    Renting makes you house poor.

    Renting your home is more costly than owning your home

    Attention renters: If you think you can’t afford to own a home, think again. As rents increase, buying a home will cost you less than renting.

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    How to get the most money from selling your house.

    Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. A given in this market is the house must look good and smell good. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.

    1. Price it a LITTLE LOW 

    This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for negotiation. In actuality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for your house (see chart below).

    How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your Home | Keeping Current Matters

    Instead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with one buyer, they should price it so that demand for the home is maximized. By doing this, the seller will not be fighting with a buyer over the price, but will instead have multiple buyers fighting with each other over the house.

    Realtor.com gives this advice:

    “Aim to price your property at or just slightly below the going rate. Today’s buyers are highly informed, so if they sense they’re getting a deal, they’re likely to bid up a property that’s slightly underpriced, especially in areas with low inventory.”

    2. Use a Real Estate Professional

    This, too, may seem counter intuitive. The seller may think they would make more money if they didn’t have to pay a real estate commission. With this being said, studies have shown that homes typically sell for more money when handled by a real estate professional.

    A new study by Collateral Analytics, reveals that FSBOs don’t actually save any money, and in some cases may be costing themselves more, by not listing with an agent.

    In the study, they analyzed home sales in a variety of markets in 2016 and the first half of 2017. The data showed that:

    “FSBOs tend to sell for lower prices than comparable home sales, and in many cases below the average differential represented by the prevailing commission rate.”

    The results of the study showed that the differential in selling prices for FSBOs when compared to MLS sales of similar properties is about 5.5%. Sales in 2017 suggest the average price was near 6% lower for FSBO sales of similar properties.

    Bottom Line

    Price your house at or slightly below the current market value and hire a professional. This will guarantee that you maximize the price you get for your house.